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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 201
Hospital patients age 18 and over who reported sometimes or never having good communications about medications, United States, 2006
Population group Percent SE
Total   27.1 0.1
Race White only 27.6 0.5
Black only 25.4 0.6
Asian only 23.9 0.7
NHOPI only 22.1 1.7
AI/AN only 24.4 1.3
Multiple races 29.4 1.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 24.5 0.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 27.6 0.3
Educationa Less than high school 24.5 0.3
High school graduate 25.8 0.3
At least some college 28.1 0.3
Language at home English 27.5 0.5
Spanish 20.2 0.6
Other 25.0 0.8

a Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.


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